Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The table is set

The table is set for dinner.
As usual I kept things casual and comfortable.
I want my guest to feel special and welcomed.
I want them to feel at home.
This time I used my 

Porcelain rectangular plates. 
It was a wedding gift from a special lady whom I worked for a little time while I was in High School.
She has a Restaurant called "Antico Giardino" near Ferrara, Italy. 
(where I was born and raised)

Other things that I used:
the large wooden trivet I made a while back,
a few metal pieces 
(the egg basket is holding some homemade bread, kept warm by a kitchen towel)
and one set of napkins that I also made.

The tablecloth is dropcloth with plastic backing...I purposely made it 3" shorter on each side, in a way that only drapes over the table on the two long sides.
The plastic baking is a life saver when children spill liquids over it.
So childproof for sure.
Now waiting for our guests to arrive.

Stay Frugal,


NanaDiana said...

I can tell you are a wonderful host, Dani. I bet everyone that comes there feels like family. What a nice table you have set there- xo Diana

~ Liz ~ said...

Once again, I have to just say, "Lucky guests!" I'm going to go set my own table and eat, but I don't think it will feel quite so special. For starters I won't have bread in a cool basket covered with a towel. Love your Paris napkins and those plates too!

Kelly said...

Looks like a nice table setting. Love the napkins you made set on each plate. Hope you and your guests have a nice dinner.

Jeanne Ireland said...

I think that table setting is very exotic. Peanut butter and jelly would be wonderful served at that table!

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Festive. Authentic. Mood-setting.

Looks great!


Marlis said...

Your table looks very inviting and comfortable. I love that. Makes everyone want to stay and linger. The plates are fabulous! A terrific style. xo marlis

Suzan Sweatman said...

Casual and comfortable and gorgeous!
Looks so European - ( could that be because you ARE European lol )?

Diane said...

You have done so many clever things on that table. The tablecloth with the plastic backing is genius with children around and I adore the napkins that you made. The plates from Italy are wonderful and your comment about the restaurant has make me more determined to return to Italy, as soon as possible. My new son-in-law's brother owns a restaurant near Florence and I think I need it visit it, don't you?

Tanya Runkle said...

Dani you have a way of making things look elegant, yet not over the top. I love your mix of modern and rustic!

xo, Tanya

Revi said...

Wow - I love this setting, and your white square plates! I know the dinner was just as much a feast as the environment. :)

Anonymous said...

such a classy table! Very chic!! I love all the different textures and elements, I think Diana is correct, you make everyone feel welcome,

Anonymous said...

Your table looks so inviting! I've seen restaurant tables (not talking Friendly's here) that aren't nearly as nicely done, nor with that ambiance. I'm sure your guests all feel loved and appreciated.

Kerry said...

Very inviting, just add guests and food! I now have a barnwood table and am thinking I need to start using table cloths more ofen to keep the crumbs out of the cracks!